Gyllyngvase Beach, Underwater Beach clean-up.

After the success of the Swanpool Beach underwater litter pick, we decided to do it again. Gyllyngvase Beach was the next chosen location. We set up an event on Facebook and once again had a great response. This event was going to be a little more ‘low key’ than the last one, no BBC Radio Cornwall interview and we never told the local newspapers either. We did speak to the Gyllyngvase Beach Cafe manager and the RNLI Beach lifeguards to let them know what was going on.

Fifteen divers turned up, kitted up and entered the water, Ruth stayed on the shore keeping track of us.


Divers were equipped with a surface marker buoy and carried a ‘goody’ bag, an empty net bag to put any debris in. They covered the reef and sea bed in search of anything that doesn’t belong. Anything that was colonised or had become ‘part of the reef’ was left.

After just over an hour and the divers were back on shore. 16.1kg’s of rubbish was recovered, categorised and recorded. The info is due to be sent to the Marine Conservation Society and Project Aware.


Well done and thanks to the volunteers.